Degree Works (Degree Audit and Student Educational Planner)

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Degree Works is our degree audit and student educational planning software.  Degree audits are used by students and advisors for planning what courses to complete in order to earn a declared degree program (what courses to take). Degree audits are used to review final graduation eligibility. Student education planner is used by students and advisor for planning course sequencing by semester (what order to take courses in).

For students, the degree audit and student planner are found on the Degree Audit and SEP card on My Missouri State. For faculty and staff, the degree audit and student planner are found on the Degree Works card on My Missouri State.

Highlights and features found in the Degree Works degree audit

  • All degree-seeking students have degree audits, including graduate students.
  • Users have the ability to view transfer-related course information (such as the originating institution course prefix/number, and title) for accepted transfer work directly in the degree audit.
  • The student information block displays more information such as advisor assignment and holds. When applicable, it also shows the student's chosen first name and student-athlete status.
  • The degree audit contains web links that take users to web sites for additional content. Examples include the University Exit Survey and the University Civics Exam webpages.
  • The CourseLink feature allows users to see the prerequisite, description, sections and course times offered, campus, and seat counts for needed courses, which updates in real time.
  • Authorized officials (deans/department heads/additional faculty or staff designated by the department) within an academic departments have the ability to self-enter course substitutions, waivers, and approvals directly to the student’s degree audit.
  • The ability to display an unlimited number of majors and/or minors on the degree audit both in the regular audit and what-if degree audit.
  • The audit has a modern and mobile-friendly design.
  • Honors College students are able to track their progression towards the completion of their Honors requirements.

Highlights and features found in the Degree Works student educational planner (SEP)

  • Ability for students or advisors to create an electronic academic plan which can be viewed by both the advisor and student. Electronic access to the plan in the same web location as the degree audit.
  • A modern view for easy understanding of the academic plan
  • Planner notes where advisors can communicate additional information or special instruction about the course selection and/or grade needed in the course
  • "On-track/off-track" tracking for advisors, administrators, and students to easily see if the student in on-track with his or her academic plan. This is managed by the advisor being able to indicate which courses are critical to the plan progress.

Degree Works Current Edition ( Known Issues

There are a small number of display defects in the current edition of Degree Works, which went live to the campus on March 11, 2024. We are aware of these so if you experience them, there is no need to report them.

  • There are spaces missing in remark text that has a hyperlink. The software is supposed to put a space at the end of each line, so every few words there is a space missing. This will be addressed in a future version of the software.

Degree Works Module History

  • Degree Works Degree Audit-started fall 2015
  • Degree Works Student Educational Planner (SEP)-started fall 2016
  • Degree Works Transfer Equivalency Self-Service (BearPACE)-started spring 2023

Degree Works contact information

For undergraduate programs

Office of the Registrar

Nathan Hoff
Associate Registrar-Degree Programs and Advisement Support
(initial contact for general and undergraduate degree audit inquiries)

For graduate programs

Graduate College

Christy Graham
Graduate College
(initial contact for graduate degree audit inquiries)